Story: South Pacific economic relations

Remittances to Samoa, 1991

Remittances to Samoa, 1991

Many South Pacific people living in New Zealand regularly send money (remittances) to their relatives living back in the islands. At Christmas 1991 the Talamaivao family sent all their available money as remittances to Samoa, leaving them with a bare Christmas tree in their own home. Ameto Talamaivoa (standing at left) holds his son Ameto, and in front of the tree are (from left) Sa, twins Vaeoso and Vaelaa, Amsy and their mother, Vaipalolo.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Geoff Bertram, 'South Pacific economic relations - Aid, remittances and tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Geoff Bertram, published 11 Mar 2010